I am planning on cutting down 8 "christmas" trees along my driveway. the trunks are about 8-10 inches in diameter and are about 10-15 ft tall. Once i cut them down i need to pop the stumps out to plant smaller shrubs and trees. I was wondering if one of those mini excavators, like a 1.5 or even a 3/4 ton machine will be able to tear out these stumps. I also have about 15 overgrown bushes in front of the house that need to be replanted, but they are between a paver walk way and the front of the house, will the machine be able to work in those close quarters and pop out the small 2-4 inch stumps/roots? I was planning on renting one of the excavators in the spring from United Rentals, was also wondering if they are easy to use, or take alot of practice.. Thanks for the help!!